My library has been encouraging staff to do various technology-related activities, such as learning about LibraryThing, podcasts, tagging, image editing, etc. I've really been getting into podcasts/webcasts. Mostly, I've stuck to the Library of Congress's webcasts, but I've recently started branching out to Podiobooks.com, which features serialized audio books in podcast form. Right now, I'm just focusing on completed books - I recognize some of the titles, but I think a good chunk of them are by authors who are still new, unheard of, and/or unpublished in the more traditonal sense. I haven't spent too much time exploring the titles yet, but I'm guessing quite a few of the books are read by the authors or their friends, so the quality of everything from the writing to the reading really depends. Still, it's all free, and it's a nice way to give authors you haven't heard of (or maybe some you have - I saw one of Karen Marie Moning's books on the site) a try.
It's been a while since I wrote any audio book posts, but, if I don't get bored with Podiobooks.com, you can probably expect to see some more in the near future. Right now, I'm listening to Forever Fifteen by Kimberly Steele, read by the author.